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High Cholesterol


Have high cholesterol? You’re not alone. But here is the good news: While you grocery shop, you can fight off high cholesterol through Bites with Benefits.

Flush Out Fat

Did you realize fat can stick to your insides? Gross, I know. But foods high in Pectin bind fats, helping flush out the unwelcome guests. Here are some beneficial fat binders:

Apples

Plums

Quince

Grapes

Bananas

Gooseberries

Blackberries

Cranberries

Grapefruit

Fiber For Sustained Energy

 Fiber flushes you out and foods high in fiber are slow-release foods, giving you energy longer and keeping you from reaching for the potato chips. Here are some great fiber sources:

Oatmeal

Artichoke

Avocado

Peanut Butter

Raspberries

Blackberries

Lentils

Black Beans

Broccoli

Pear

Apple

Sweet Potato

Reduce Your Risk

Diets high in carotenoids have been associated with lowered risk of certain types of cancer, stroke, and, the target trouble of this grocery list, heart disease. Try these vibrant veggies to lower your cholesterol:

Carrot

 Spinach

Kale

Cantaloupe

Tomatoes

 pink grapefruit

 watermelon

apricots

Broccoli

Brussel Sprouts

Vitamins C and B are known cholesterol-crunchers too. Be sure to include these foods in your daily diet:

 

Vitamin C:

Strawberries

Oranges

Kiwi Fruit

Grapefruit

Raspberries

Nectarines

Peaches

Mangos

Peppers

Brussels Sprouts

Broccoli

Kale

 

Vitamin B:

 Soy

Turkey

Tuna

Chili Peppers

Lentils

Bananas

Potatoes

Tempeh

Foods full of Potassium:

Papaya

Cantaloupe

Pears

Sweet Potatoes

Avocado

Asparagus

Pumpkin

Mushrooms

Brussel Sprouts

Improve Circulation

Do your toes ever turn purple? You could have poor circulation, a common side effect of high cholesterol. Vitamin E has been shown to improve circulation. Try these foods to keep things moving:

Sunflower Seeds

Almonds

Olives

Spinach

Papaya

Swiss Chard

Mustard Greens

Turnip Greens

Collard Greens

Blueberries

 

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